I taught The Art of Sushi Class at customer’s house in Santa Cruz. Their house is located right next to Santa Cruz beach, and for my surprising, it was so cool over there around 60F.
This is her boyfriend’s birthday gift class since he loves sushi & fish. I harvested huge Japanese Cucumber, shiso leaf, turnip for this class. Japanese Cucumber is so fresh and crunchy!
Hand Wrap Sushi
My friend gave me house grown Japanese plums. I made pickled plum in May.
After I harvested red shiso leaves, I soaked into pickled plum liquid to make them nice bright purple color.
I dried pickled plum under the sun for three days.
I taught The Art of Sushi Class on June 24th at their place. One of them has vegetable texture issue and had request to change menu from green vegetable with sesame to something else. I thought if he does like leafy vegetable texture I could change to Japanese pumpkin dish. So I substitute Japanese Pumpkin dish and he liked it! It was challenge for me, but I am glad it worked out well. I brought Japanese cucumber & Turnip & Green Onion from my garden. I just picked, they are super fresh.
Summer vegetable garden, finally vegetables started to grow after chilly Spring. I am so happy all vegetables growing so well and I am so grateful I could keep cooking these vegetables for my daily dishes.
Chayote Squash growing so well.
Japanese pumpkin growing well too.
Red Shiso leaf is volunteer growing from last year.
Cabbage sharing with bugs
Black Soy Bean
| Tags: Black soy bean
, Fava bean
, JP Cucumber
, JP Pumpkin
, Red shiso
I had lunch with my friend and she gave me lot’s of house grown Japanese Plums total 8kg!
I made pickled plum. I am so happy she gave me Japanese plums since I bring lunch box everyday to work and I put a JP pickled plum everyday. I almost consuming my pickled plum stock.
I taught The Art of Sushi Class at student’s house. They are pretty healthy diet conscious and very knowledgeable for healthy eating. So I shared my healthy diet concept and vegetable garden pictures.
I am so glad that they understood Japanese healthy cooking concept, and Japanese home style cooking is pretty simple and easy too.
I also shared my experience when I traveled to Germany since his mom is a German. It was very fun class and I really enjoyed teaching them healthy diet and healthy life style.
Today’s Menu: Hand Wrap Brown Rice Sushi, Green vegetable with sesame, Miso soup
I taught Japanese Rice Bowl class today at student’s house. They have nice spacey kitchen.
Today’s menu is Japanese Brown Rice Bowl & Miso Soup
I explained how to cook tasty sushi rice and how to make miso soup stock. I harvested Turnips & Green Onion & Trefoil from vegetable garden this morning and used for Miso soup ingredients. They are amazed and distinguished home made miso flavor.
Rice Bowl & Miso Soup